A year after prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in Kiev, no one has been arrested or prosecuted, even though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed a swift investigation. Authorities say Russia is the prime suspect, but the lack of progress in the case, coupled with evidence pointing to possible Ukrainian involvement, weaken Kiev’s credibility and suggest the need for an independent probe.
A special report of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Published July 12, 2017
This report is available in Українською and Русский
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ukraine must prove its commitment to credibly investigating Sheremet’s murder
Tough reporting earned Sheremet enemies in three countries
Infographic: Lines of Investigation
Infographic: Investigation in Numbers
Video: Who Killed Pavel Sheremet?
COVER PHOTO: A ceremony in Kiev marks the life and work of renowned reporter Pavel Sheremet in July 2016. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The “Ukraine Days” section of this report and the Lines of Investigation graphic have been corrected to reflect that Sheremet worked for the station OTR at the time of the Ukrainian Maidan protests.